Charlie Duerr

Web editor,
Nation's Restaurant News

Charlie Duerr is a web editor at Nation’s Restaurant News. He joined the digital team in May 2011 after receiving his Master’s Degree in Publishing from New York University.

Restaurant sales, traffic improve in April
Operators and consumers express confidence for the months ahead, NRN-MillerPulse survey finds
Low-carb, low-fat foods more popular during warm months
GrubHub finds that consumers order light, fresh menu items more frequently during warmer weather
Pastry chef packs unusual flavors in compact menu 
Michal Shelkowitz of New York City restaurant Dovetail talks small plates and seasonal ingredients
Casual dining drives March restaurant sales recovery 
Segment outperforms QSR for the first time in 22 months
Restaurants meet consumer demand for superfoods  1
Nutrient-dense ingredients such as avocado, olive oil and blueberries are proliferating on menus, Datassential finds
Blackbird Chicago
Blackbird pastry chef calls on diverse background 
Dana Cree discusses how working at some of the top restaurants in the world influences her craft
Payroll tax drags down February restaurant sales 
The industry suffered its worst same-store sales decline in three years, the NRN-MillerPulse survey finds
Experimentation pays off for pastry chef Stella Parks 
The head pastry chef at Table 310 has found critical acclaim by taking her own path
The Cheesecake Factory names David M. Gordon president 
He replaces Michael Jannini, who has left the company to pursue other interests
Restaurant sales drop as consumers cut spending 
Consumers ordered fewer premium entrées in January, the NRN-MillerPulse survey finds
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Inventive tea drinks multiply on restaurant menus 
From hot to iced, tea continues to gain popularity with consumers, Datassential finds
Ron Paprocki
New York pastry chef crafts contemporary chocolate desserts 
Ron Paprocki is the executive pastry chef at Gotham Bar and Grill
Breakout Brands: America's Taco Shop 
“We are bringing the flavors of an authentic taqueria experience to a new generation of diners,” founder America Corrales-Bortin says.
QSRs tap consumer demand for snacks 
Quick-service players such as McDonald's, Taco Bell and KFC focus on snacking dayparts
Real Mex Restaurants names Charles Robinson CEO 
Robinson will also serve as president for the Mexican casual-dining operator

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